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News tagged with „Business related service providers“

  • 10 News

December 2007

19.12.2007 – ZEW (kvs)

ZEW Growth and Business Cycles December 2007: Tax Incentives for Research and Development in Europe

Research and Development both have an important role for increasing productivity, as well as for the innovative capability of an economy. For some time, there has been discussion on how an indirect support through tax incentives can complement the existing support measures. For this purpose, a view towards the neighbouring states is worthwhile, since during the last years, different measures to support research and development through specific tax incentives have gained importance in many countries. read more

November 2007

19.11.2007 – ZEW (gme/kvs)

Business Start-Ups in Germany – Strong Economy Leads to New Corporate Service Providers

In 2006, the number of companies offering corporate services increased considerably. Compared to the previous year, the number of start-ups in this economic sector rose by four per cent. The total number of start-ups in Germany, however, remained relatively constant with 252,000 new businesses in comparison with the previous year. read more

April 1999

20.04.1999 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Business-related Service Providers: Economic Climate Cooled Off in the First Quarter of 1999

The upswing in the business-related services sector, which had been on-going since mid-1996, has become weaker in the first quarter of 1999. The end of 1998 had already prefigured an economic slowdown. In the first quarter the seasonally adjusted, quarterly turnover growth is 0.9 per cent and thus falls below last years’ as well as the previous quarter’s growth rate: in the first quarter of 1998 the growth rate reached 1.2 per cent, while in the previous quarter it was 1.3 per cent. read more

January 1999

19.01.1999 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Business-related Service Providers: Signs of an Economic Slowdown?

For the second time in a row the economic situation has failed to improve for business-related service providers. Already since the third quarter of 1998, the business situation has remained at stalemate in the consecutive quarters. On the basis of a seasonally adjusted comparison with the previous quarter, the revenues as well as the turnover have once again remained virtually unchanged in the fourth quarter of 1998. For the first time since the third quarter of 1996 this survey has shown a decline. read more

October 1998

16.10.1998 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Business-Related Service Providers: No Further Economic Development Expected

The economic situation in the business-related services sector has remained at a constant high level in the third quarter of 1998. Merely the expectations concerning the earnings situation has improved once again as compared to the same quarter a year ago. All other business factors have remained unchanged, both compared to the same quarter one year ago, as well as to the previous quarter. Hence, for the second quarter in succession, there has been no improvement in the economic situation. The slight stagnation in the business-related services sector has thus far had no impact on the employment figures of this sector. In particular highly-qualified workers have good prospects of getting a job. Low-skilled workers and graduates with vocational training on the other hand have more reasons to fear for their jobs. It also becomes clear that process innovations – i.e. the use of new and substantially improved technologies – exert a negative influence on the demand for low-skilled staff. These are the findings of a representative survey carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, in collaboration with the "Verband der Vereine Creditreform" in Neuss, in September 1998. The business-related services sector encompasses tax advisors and certified public auditors, business consultants, architects, technical consultants and planners, vehicle renting, machine renting, forwarders and logistic firms, software providers, advertising agencies and waste management firms. read more

06.10.1998 – ZEW (kvs)

Business-related Service Providers: New Technologies Displace Unskilled Workers

One of the most serious problems of current economic policy is the high unemployment rate. Yet, whereas in the manufacturing industry jobs are continuously being phased out, the service sector is regarded as genuinely promising. In this sector, a large number of new jobs are created – however, poorly qualified workers are largely excluded from this. A current study by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim shows that, in relation to all employees in the business-related services sector, the percentage of low-skilled workers decreased by 30 per cent between 1991 and 1996. By contrast, the share of university graduates increased by about the same percentage in this very period. read more

July 1998

16.07.1998 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Business-related Service Providers: Upswing continues/Preparation for the EURO in the Early Stages

The economic upswing in the business-related service sector also continues in the second quarter of 1998. The situation concerning revenue, demand and employment has improved in comparison to the previous quarter as well as to the same quarter one year ago. However, the upward development is weaker than in the first quarter of 1998. Nevertheless, the boost in Western German domestic demand and the slight improvement of the overall economic situation in the new federal states suggest that the business cycle has not yet reached its zenith in the case of the business-related service providers. The entirely positive expectations for business-related service providers indicate a further upswing in autumn 1998. There are major shortcomings in the preparation for the EURO. Roughly five months before the monetary union, only very few business-related service providers have taken concrete preparatory steps. This is the result of a representative survey carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, in collaboration with the "Verband der Vereine Creditreform" in Neuss, in December 1997. The economic sector of business-related services encompasses tax advisors and certified public auditors, business consultants, architects, technical consultants and planners, vehicle renting, machine renting, forwarders and logistic firms, software providers, advertising agencies and waste management firms. read more

April 1998

22.04.1998 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Business-related Services Sector: Improved Economic Situation

The economic situation in the business-related services sector gained further momentum in the first quarter of 1998. The assessments of the situation regarding turnover, demand and employment improved not only compared to the same quarter a year ago but also compared to the previous quarter. The overall economic conditions for a continued upswing in the business-related services sector are evaluated positively. read more

14.04.1998 – ZEW (uka/kvs)

Weak Economy for Architectural and Planning Services

Architects and technical planners will be facing difficult times. The economic situation has further deteriorated markedly during the winter quarter of 1997. When compared to the same quarter a year ago as well as to the previous quarter, almost all economic indicators deteriorated dramatically. These results are the findings of a representative study carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in collaboration with the "Verband der Vereine CREDITREFORM" in Neuss. Since June 1994, ZEW and CREDITREFORM have quarterly surveyed 1000 firms from the business-related services sector, which also include 225 architects and technical planners. read more

January 1998

23.01.1998 – ZEW (uka)

Economic Upswing in Business-related Services Slightly Slowed down

Marginal employment not very popular: the economic upswing in the business-related services sector slightly slowed down in the fourth quarter of 1997. On the whole, the economic situation is still evaluated positively, even though the economic engine shifted down a gear at the end of 1997. 610-DM jobs – increased to 620 DM since the beginning of 1998 – as a possibility to adapt to cyclical and seasonal fluctuations play a rather subordinate role in business-related services. As a general rule, however, it can be said that the more a business is subject to fluctuations in demand, the greater is the significance of employment which is free of social insurance contributions for that business. read more


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